"Success equals doing the best with what you have. Every single day."
The following joke is a reminder about appearances and assumptions.
An attorney was flying on the red-eye flight from Hong Kong to San Francisco. He wasn't looking forward to the flight, until he sat down, and a stunning blonde sat down right next to him. So the attorney began to hit on the blonde, asking her all kinds of questions.
She politely turned down his subtle advances, saying that all she wanted to do was sleep.
The attorney was relentless, and asked more and more questions about religion, politics, the news, etc. The blonde just stared at him, shook her head like she didn't know the answer to any of his questions, and closed her eyes. The attorney finally got so frustrated that he said he was tired of good-looking dumb blondes who can't provide a single competent answer to any normal question.
So the attorney was so fed up that the blonde wouldn't pay attention to him that he leaned over to the blonde and said: "I am an experienced corporate litigation attorney, intelligent and good-looking, and I bet that all you can do is look good and act like a dumb blonde. In fact, I'm so sure that I am more intelligent, I will bet you $5.00 that I can ask you any question, and you won't be able to answer it. Then you get to ask me any question, and if I can't answer it, then I owe you $5.00."
The blonde just stared and closed her eyes.
The attorney was really getting frustrated at this point, and said, "O.K., I bet that if I ask you a question that you can't answer, you owe me five dollars, and if you ask me a question that I can't answer, I owe you five HUNDRED dollars."
The blonde, at this point, was so tired of this game, that she agreed. The attorney then asked her a question about the American Civil War. The blonde just stared at him, reached for her wallet, and paid the attorney $5.00. The attorney then said it was her turn.
The blonde said, "What goes up the hill with four legs and comes down the hill with three legs?" The attorney pondered the question, but didn't know. He pulled out $500.00 from his wallet and paid the blonde. The blonde then closed her eyes to go back to sleep.
The attorney said "Hey, wait a minute, what goes up the hill with four legs and comes down the hill with three legs?"
The blonde just stared at him, shook her head, reached for her wallet, and paid the attorney $5.00.